The Most Stunning Hotels Around The World

While many of us know the more popular luxury hotel chains such as the Auberge Resorts, there are plenty of independent and boutique hotels that take traveling to the next level. Whether you're looking to stay in a secluded bungalow over the ocean or you prefer a luxurious suite adjacent to the Eiffel Tower, there truly are some incredible options available to be explored. In fact, there are so many stunning hotels around the world that it can be a bit overwhelming when trying to narrow down the ones that are definitely worth visiting.

Though everyone has different tastes and styles, luxury tends to have a universal appreciation. From seaside views to world-renowned spas that will truly give you the royal treatment, we've rounded up some of the most incredible accommodation options for you to consider while planning your next vacation. So without further ado, here is our list of the most beautiful hotels across the globe that you won't want to miss.

Drink in ocean views at Six Senses Uluwatu in Bali, Indonesia

Situated along the cliffside of Bali's southernmost city, Uluwatu, this Six Senses Resort is perfect for those looking for crystal clear waters, beautiful beaches, great surf, and a tasty and fun restaurant scene. Plus, Six Senses Uluwatu offers incredible ocean views from virtually every part of the resort, meaning you'll seriously feel like you're in paradise 24/7. Whether you're looking to book a suite or a more upscale private villa, the accommodations at Six Senses Uluwatu seek to impress and create a close connection to the stunning nature that surrounds the resort.

With five different restaurants onsite, you enjoy a wide range of food without even having to leave the hotel property. While their restaurant Crudo offers Latin American and Japanese fusion cuisine, you can get some more authentic Balinese food at their cliffside restaurant, Rocka. For those looking to just grab a drink and catch one of Bali's famous sunsets, head to The Cliff Bar for a Chipotle Margarita and watch the sky dance as the sun goes down.

Enjoy unmatched hospitality at COMO Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos islands

COMO Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos islands lands at the top of our list due to the virtually unmatched hospitality that they are known to provide. Between the white sand beaches and service that is tailored to fit your personal needs, you are sure to fall in love and feel right at home while staying at COMO Parrot Cay. Being that this is a private island resort, guests can expect to find an optimal amount of privacy and seclusion. Choose between a nice room, suite, or full-family beach house and enjoy ample space and comfort in their modern and airy accommodations.

When it comes to planning activities, enjoy biking down the island's trails through tropical forests or set up a snorkeling eco-tour and take in all of the colorful and amazing marine life. Afterwards, take a trip to their renowned spa and indulge in a Thai massage and floral bath before dinner. Then, sit down for dinner at Lotus for Southeast Asian-inspired flavors. If you're celebrating something special, set up a private dinner right on the beach and make a memory to last a lifetime.

Find all-inclusive luxury at Sun Siyam Olhuveli in Maldives

Do you prefer to stay at an all-inclusive resort whenever you can? The Sun Siyam Olhuveli provides all of the convenient amenities of an all-inclusive stay with all of the luxury of an exclusive and high-end resort. The adventure starts as soon as you step off your flight, as you'll need to take a beautiful 45-minute boat ride to the island of Olhuveli. Between the Maldivian-inspired suites to more contemporary and upscale villas, Sun Siyam Olhuveli is an all-encompassing resort that allows guests to experience the Maldives at their fullest.

Choose between dining at one of their 11 on-site restaurants and bars or simply order in room service and dine from the comfort of your room in your robe. Also, keep in mind that while all-inclusive resorts tend to have a bad reputation for not having the best food, all of the menus at Sun Siyam Olhuveli are created by world-class chefs. If you're into water sports, Sun Siyam Olhuveli has you covered with everything from parasailing to kitesurfing. For those who crave extreme adventure, check out one of their secret shipwreck diving trips for a thrilling experience you can't get anywhere else.

Experience desert splendor at Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort in Oman

Located in the mountains of Oman, the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort is one of the world's highest hotels. Between the dramatic canyon views and the endless desert surrounding the property, you'll feel as though you are staying somewhere out of this world. If you are an avid spa goer, then the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort might just be the perfect place for you. In addition to world-class facials and massages, the hotel also offers authentic experiences such as hammam rituals for those who like to truly immerse themselves in local culture and tradition.

Guests can even stargaze from the same exact spot that Princess Diana stargazed at, proving that this hotel truly is fit for royalty. Whether you get a room that looks out onto the canyon or has its own private plunge pool, all visitors are able to enjoy a private balcony and spa-like bathroom within their own private accommodations. Since the hotel is pretty isolated, you are somewhat restricted to the hotel's dining options, though you'll likely find no problem with this; with six different restaurants on-site, you can choose between Middle Eastern food, poolside dining, or personalized private dining with a view.

Re-center in the American Southwest at Amangiri in Utah

Over the years, the Amangiri has become one of the most sought-after and coveted resorts in the United States. Several celebrities including Kylie Jenner have fallen in love with this desert resort in the middle of Utah. Surrounded by untouched red-rock country, the contemporary hotel creates a harmonious and Zen-like environment through the use of neutral tones and minimalistic design. While they have lovely suites and houses available for rent, the Amangiri also offers guests the opportunity to stay in luxurious tented pavilions, allowing you to connect with nature without compromising your comfort. Plus, the tented pavilions come with their own private pools, giving you optimal seclusion and peace.

In addition to typical spa treatments, this Aman resort also offers meditation classes and silent retreats for those looking to truly re-center themselves. For food, Amangiri Dining creates Navajo-inspired dishes to give guests an authentic taste of the American Southwest. You can also organize a private dining experience surrounded by the most scenic of desert sites.

Discover California luxury at The Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara, California

Resting just a bit north of Santa Barbara, The Ritz-Carlton Bacara sits on a breath-taking cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With a massive, tiered pool area and guest rooms that maintain that cohesive, Spanish-inspired style that Santa Barbara is known for, the Bacara is hands down one of the nicest accommodation options in this beloved beach town. With top-notch service and grade-A amenities including a 42,000-sq-ft spa, it is no wonder why the Ritz-Carlton Bacara has been a local favorite for years.

Being that the Bacara is only a mere 20 minutes away from some of the best wineries and tasting rooms in Santa Ynez valley, staying at this beachside resort gives you the perfect opportunity to set up an incredible wine tour through the hotel concierge. Simply let them know your preferences on wine, and they will take care of the rest. While Santa Barbara has an amazing up-and-coming food scene, Angel Oak is a stunning on-site steakhouse that serves up delicious meats and seafood with an exceptional ocean view. The Bistro near the pool area also offers amazing sustainable seafood dishes that are wonderful for a filling lunch to get you through the day.

Indulge at the Forte Village Resort, Hotel le Dune in Italy

Hotel Le Dune is a Forte Village Resort that creates a vibrant and fun environment for guests to thrive in. Just steps from the sand of Sardinia, Italy, Hotel Le Dune offers guests the opportunity to stay in Deluxe Bungalows that feature private gardens and sea views to curate a seaside experience full of opulence and grandeur. If you're not big on swimming in the ocean, take a dip in their rooftop pool which has panoramic ocean views for you to enjoy as you sit back and relax while sipping on an Aperol Spritz.

Being that this is an all-inclusive resort, guests have access to the hotel's seven restaurants at no extra cost. Indulge in authentic Italian cuisine from celebrity chefs as you take in the show-stopping views of Sardinia. Once you're ready to do some detoxing, head over to the spa for some traditional thalassotherapy, which was revolutionized by Forte Village's very own medical team and leave feeling better than ever.

Explore the iconic Amalfi Coast at Monastero Santa Rosa, Italy

Previously a Dominican monastery from the 17th century, the Monastero Santa Rosa is a coastal resort in Italy that boasts epic views and unbeatable amenities. Located right between Amalfi and Positano, Monastero Santa Rosa is the perfect home base to soak up the Italian sun in luxury in the interim of exploring the iconic Amalfi coast. This hillside resort has four levels of gardens, canopied daybeds, and only 20 guest rooms and suites in order to maintain an intimate and exclusive experience.

One of, if not the most incredible feature of this resort is the vanished-edge infinity pool that offers some of the most stunning and expansive views of the Amalfi coast. The on-site Ristarante il Refettorio is a Micheline-starred dining experience that highlights local cuisine with an innovative twist. In addition to these more upscale dining options, guests can also visit the hotel bar, poolside café, or wine cellar for equally memorable experiences.

Escape to the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, Canada

For those who prefer to stay in a more mountainous area rather than a tropical region, the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino has been offering a peaceful and calming Canadian retreat to guests for decades. Though it is perched right in between the forest and the sea, visitors will feel as if they are staying in a luxurious lakeside resort. Between the breathtaking landscape and the modern yet inviting accommodations, once you visit the Wickaninnish Inn no other hotel in the Pacific Northwest will be able to compete.

When it comes to dining, guests will find that the ingredients used at all of the hotel restaurants are both fresh and seasonal, allowing you to get a true taste of the crispy and refreshing flavors of Tofino. Whether you're stopping by the Driftwood Café for coffee and baked goods in the morning or having a steak and seafood dinner at The Pointe Restaurant, you'll surely be impressed by the carefully curated menu items.

Enjoy endless ocean at St. Regis Maldives Vommuli, Maldives

Another 5-star option in the Maldives is none other than the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli. If staying in an overwater bungalow is at the top of your bucket list, this is the place to do it. Enjoy laying out on the white sandy beaches or have a blast exploring the dense neighboring rainforest at the renowned resort on the Indian Ocean. Boasting a wonderful and expert spa, a private lagoon, and an outdoor infinity pool, there really is no reason to not love this slice of paradise.

In addition to the abundant array of water sports and outdoor activities such as diving, snorkeling, and jet skiing, guests of the St. Regis Maldives Vommuli will also be tempted to simply enjoy their private bungalows and explore the waters that lay just beneath their accommodations. If you can bring yourself to leave the comfort of dining in your room, check out one of the hotel's six restaurants and bars to get the full experience and flavor of the Maldives.

Relax in paradise at One & Only Le Saint Géran, Mauritius

The One & Only Le Saint Géran is a luxury Mauritius resort that delivers on privacy in paradise. If you're looking to experience the island lifestyle on the Indian Ocean, the One & Only Le Saint Géran welcomes you to wake up to infinite ocean views and explore exotic rainforests and ancient volcanoes. No matter what you're looking for when it comes to room style and space, this luxury resort has got you covered. From suites to villas, the One & Only Le Saint Géran will be able to satisfy your needs without any issue.

In addition to a private stretch of beach, guests can do anything from snorkeling to kayaking to guided hiking tours. Once it's time to sit down for dinner, guests have the option to choose from three different hotel restaurants including an over-water dining experience featuring pan-Asian food and an Australian-style steakhouse. If you find yourself in the mood for French food, be sure to pay a visit to La Terrasse and enjoy a waterfront meal fit for a fantasy.

Soak in Parisian luxury at the Four Seasons Hotel George V, France

While there are several accommodations that are fit for royalty in Paris, none compare to what you'll experience at the Four Seasons Hotel George V. This luxurious, five-star resort boasts unbeatable views of the Eiffel Tower, Michelin-starred dining, and a stunning spa that provides renowned treatments. Stay in a large, Parisian-styled suite that offers traditional balconies and such clear views of the Eiffel Tower you'll question if you even need to spend the time going and seeing it up close and personal.

Though there is no denying the fact that Paris is one of the best cities to explore when it comes to food and fine-dining, the on-site restaurants at the Four Seasons Hotel George V have five Michelin stars between the three of them, meaning that guests have some of the best dining in the city right at the tips of their fingers. If you choose to only check out one of the on-site restaurants, make sure that it is Le Cinq. This three-star Michelin restaurant has one of the rarest wine lists in the world, and your taste buds will be taken on a culinary journey that is virtually unbeatable.

Relax in a heavenly oasis at Amandari Ubud, Bali, Indonisia

Another Aman resort, the Amandari Ubud takes guests to the middle of the Balinese jungle and creates a heavenly oasis for those looking to relax and restore. Designed in the style of a traditional Balinese village, the Amandari creates an authentic Balinese experience with elevated luxury, creating a harmonious balance for those seeking the best of both worlds. Though the hotel itself allows guests to feel secluded and immersed in nature, the Amandari is only a short distance away from the center of Ubud, allowing you to explore this unique part of Bali with ease and convenience.

Enjoy a villa or guest suite and take advantage of your own private swimming pool each morning and evening. While Ubud is known for having a pretty cool dining scene that you'll definitely want to explore, enjoy The Restaurant's open-air dining with expansive views of the Ayung River Valley. If you choose to dine around sunset, you'll be treated with a live performance by Balinese gamelan players.